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Palacio Nacional de Mafra

Address: Terreiro D. Joao V, Mafra 2640, Portugal
Phone Number: 351 26 181 75 50
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Ranked #1 of 8 Attractions in Mafra
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Castles, Resort Communities, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
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Type: Castles, Resort Communities, Traveler Resources, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Dining
Hours:
Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an amazing palace to visit. Every room is amazing! The history and art are part of this palace.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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108 reviews 108 reviews
60 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This Palace was ordered to be buit by the the richest King Portugal ever had, John V. He spent so much money in this Palace that - true story - when he ordered one bell to a famous english craftsman, the description was so rich, that even for a King it seemed too much, so, the craftsman asked if the... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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57 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Wonderful location,a very large palace,it has a lot of sections,even a hospital one,but also has one of the largest library from portugal and from the world....worth to go..you can take a bus from lisboa,it is not far away,from mafra you can go to ericeira in order to get tan,see the beaches...

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The palace was interesting. It is a giant palace with a church inside. At one point 330 monks lived there. The history of the building is very interesting, but I did not find most of that information I the tour. That might be because I don't speak Portuguese. The palace was quite new and less ornate than I expected. I... More 

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Lisboa
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

A huge building worth of a delayed visit. An extraordinary piece of construction where many disciples learned their skills.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Very worthwhile visit Make sure you wear confortable shoes, as there is quite a distance from one end of the palace to the other. Good insight into the period, the library is beautiful, and so were all the other areas such as the Queen's wing and the King's wing. The adjacent gardens situate to the left of the Palace are... More 

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Leiria District, Portugal
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

It is an interesting place to visit, with lots of history, curiosities and Mafra is a very good village to see.

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San Diego, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

There are several palaces ('Palacio National') within a short trip of Lisbon. I am a big fan of palaces and I like to visit as many castles and palaces as I can find. I know that not everyone (including my significant other) enjoys maybe one or two sites like this on a trip. If you are in either category and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent 20 euros on bus tickets from Lisbon to Mafra on Tuesday only to find that, despite tour book guarantees to the contrary, the palace was closed. Fortunately, we went back for a second try the following day. We were duly rewarded with a visit to one of the largest and most jaw-droppingly impressive palaces ever. We can't quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The great library is impressive and should be visited. The rest of the monument is also great but the library is unique! 👍

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